Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside Co. 1885
3 Oct 2006
Transcribed by Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
John H. MOYERS, retired farmer, residence on Sixth Street, Sterling, was born in Pennsylvania, Nov. 12m 1818, his parents being Sammuel and Barbara (HIGH) MOYERS, natives also of the Keystone State; both were born in Bucks County and passed all their lives there. The subject of this sketch remained at his parential home until he was 22 years of age, receiving a conmon-school education and assisting on the farm. At the age mentioned he left home, and commenced dealing in horses and cattle, which he followed for 18 years. Two years after levaing home he bought a lot of 15 acres, on which he lived four years; he was engaged in merchandising one year during this time. Then he sold out and bought a tract of 100 acres, on which was a water-power, and on that he built a mill. The farm and mill he conducted for six years; he then sold out and bought 15 acres, which he occupied for four years; he sold again, and in 1861 came to Sterling, rented a farm and cultivated it 14 years; and finally he bought a residence on Sixth Street, in Sterling, with three lots, for $1, 660, which he now occupies.
In his political views, Mr. MOYER is a Republican.
He was married in 1842, to Miss Elizabeth MYERS, a native of Pennsylvania, and they have had 11 children, two of whom have deceased. The living are Barbara, Hiram, Mary, Hannah, Susan, Amanda, Elizabth, Samuel and John, all of whom are married except John, as follows: Barbara married Abraham CASSEL and has five children, Henry C. Mamie V., Elizabeth C., Rena and Mabel D. Hiram married Fanni REINHART and has four children, --Eva, Amy, John and Hiram. Mary married Anthony TRUDO, and they have one son, Harry. Hannah married Martin GRUBB. Susan married Allen R. HENDRICKS, and has one child living, Olive G. Amanda married Warren ROATH, and they have one daughter, Belle E. Elizabeth married John REITZ, and their two children are Arthur and Edith M. Samuel married Lorenza HAMBLIN.